Food Safety Week - 19 to 25 June 2017

Eat safe this summer

Eat safer this summer

We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer months?

New research indicates that people in London  could be putting themselves and their families at risk of food poisoning through lack of knowledge of the 4Cs of food hygiene: Chilling, Cooking, Cleaning and avoiding Cross-contamination.

The Food Standards Agency’s Food and You Survey, which collects information on food safety through 3,118 interviews across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, found that one in six (16%) people living in London reported having had food poisoning in the past year, a higher proportion than in other English regions, Northern Ireland or Wales.

The above figure shows that there's more that people in Southwark could do to keep themselves and their loved ones safe this summer. That's why Southwark Council  is working with the Food Standards Agency to promote good food hygiene practices during Food Safety Week (19 to 25 June). This year, during food safety week, our aim is to encourage better food hygiene practices for summer, when the risk of getting food poisoning goes up.

For tips on how to stay safe this summer visit: https://www.food.gov.uk/safe-summer-food

For more information about the “Food and You” data please visit https://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2017/16111/latest-food-and-you-survey-report-published Food and You is used to collect information about the public’s self-reported behaviours, attitudes and knowledge relating to food issues. It provides data on people’s reported food purchasing, storage, preparation, consumption and factors that may affect these. The Food and You survey is published once every two years, and individual country reports for Wales and Northern Ireland were published this year.

Page last updated: 16 June 2017